The child, dressed in red coloured bridal lehenga, is seen struggling to walk, as elders help her take the seven pheras.
Jaipur: Despite laws banning child marriage, a mass child wedding ceremony was organised in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh city. The ceremony was recorded on camera, showing young girls being married off forcefully.
The heart-rending video shows a 5-year-old girl crying inconsolably, as she is being forced to marry a 13-year-old boy by their families.
The child, dressed in red coloured bridal lehenga, is seen struggling to walk, as elders force her take the seven pheras.
Child marriage is illegal in India under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act of 2006.
In the video, many young girls can be seen getting married to young boys. According to reports, the mass wedding event was organised on the occasion of Ram Navmi.
A total of six child-marriages have been conducted in Chittorgarh over last two days.